Tuesday, September 4, 2012

David Goes To School

Welcome to another fun peek into the wonder-filled world of First Grade!  Today we began our mini unit on "Me and My School."  It is important that kids realize that there are leadership positions in all aspects of our day.  They also need to understand that we can learn from those leaders. For us to be our best we have to learn what choices are best for us. Using "David Goes to School" as a character analysis text is a great way to bring respect and responsibility into a conversation about choices and leadership.  I recently shared my unit about "Me and my School" but I wanted to share a few of the David craft and writing connections the kids did today.  After reading the story we analyzed little David's antics. We charted his "do's" and "do nots" and then the kids created their own David.I love how each one turned out differently and that the kids wrote the what was important to them. 

The unit contains ideas for this book, anchor charts and a simple pattern. 
The kids did most of the work themselves on this little cutie! David is a great motivator!! :)
Hope you enjoyed this very quick peek!  Stop by again soon!  Now, off to get ready for tomorrow!!